Although small businesses may not realise it, they actually face the same security breach risks as the next business. But there’s good news – implementing sound information security practices and closing some common loopholes doesn't necessarily need big budgets.
Nearly a third of small business owners don’t realise that a security breach will cost them money in lost business and fines, despite research estimating the average cost of a breach at over €3 million, not to mention the significant damage to their reputation.
The first step in mitigating risks is identifying the threats. This simple information security checklist can help small businesses:
- Identify places data thieves look to steal information
- Obtain tips for securing digital devices
- Learn best practices in document management
- Find easy to implement information security steps that yield big results